New Year, New Venues: Where to Tie the Knot in 2021
by Brynlee Handy January 4
New year, new venues – or however the quote goes! When ringing in the new year (hello, 2021!) we are also excited to be welcoming some new North Texas wedding venues to the area, as well as some familiar spaces with new additions and features to elevate your luxury wedding experience even further. Find out what these shiny new venues and updated upscale spaces have to offer, so you can make the best choice on where to be wed in 2021, or any time beyond! Cheers!
New in Town
A stunning and sustainable new space set in the lush country landscape west of Fort Worth, the Lazy S Hacienda combines luxury and eco-friendly state of the art facilities for you to celebrate your special occasions on this remarkable private property. Be one of the first to host a soiree in this venue as it just opened in the new year!
At the River Walk in Flower Mound, you will immediately discover why it’s one of DFW’s premier event venues. Featuring historic architecture that includes a formal chapel on an island surrounded by tranquil water features with details at every turn, Water Works Hall supports large events and an outdoor veranda with views of the waterfalls and river. This breathtaking venue and chapel are founded on everlasting principles which echo into a perfect place to host your truly special event.
Opened in summer 2020 and nestled on 56 acres, The French Farmhouse Venue features beautiful oak trees, a covered bridge and a 3 acre lake in the Mountain Springs Community, located one hour north of Dallas and thirty minutes north of Denton. Built from a love of design, antiques and everything French, the owners have designed the venue as well as the inn to incorporate their antique finds from all over the world. This one of a kind French-inspired venue allows for a variety of indoor and outdoor options with architectural rental pieces, vintage cars and so much more to offer.
As the only hotel event space in the Dallas Arts District, HALL Arts Hotel is a destination for memorable weddings and celebrations. Opened in early 2020 and infused into the artfully crafted environment, the event spaces are designed to engage with the dynamic street edge, becoming an extension of the neighborhood and expanding the Texas Sculpture Walk. Its Grand Hall Ballroom shown above is located on the first floor and features floor-to-ceiling windows with natural light, beautiful views of celebrated performing arts venues and our urban garden, plus dramatic Lasvit chandeliers that glow in harmony with a show-stopping Clare Woods piece and other art in the room.
Opened in November 2020, the Thompson Dallas is a luxury hotel located within The National, Dallas’ newest urban luxury mixed-use project. The 51-story tower has been curated by a team of award-winning designers and showcases Thompson’s unrivaled level of personalized hospitality with an edge. Thompson Dallas offers bespoke journeys centered around world-class culinary and nightlife offerings as well as refined art and entertainment in a way that only Thompson can curate.
In a city that doesn’t forget its roots, The Kimpton Hotel Pittman is stepping into the future with one foot in the past. Their building, designed by African-American architect William Sidney Pittman in 1916, showcases communal spaces that are dotted with artwork reflecting the neighborhood’s creative history. In the guest rooms, a minimalist palette and soft lighting mixes with geometric prints and bold pops of color that will make you feel right at home and in the lap of luxury at the same time.
Located in Keller, TX, Chandon Arbors is a new rustic, modern, and elegant wedding & event venue. With an option of indoor or outdoor ceremony space, this could be your place! Both spaces sit on three private acres in Old Town Keller which is conveniently located 15 miles west of DFW Airport. The outdoor amenities include two patios, a covered pavilion, two fireplaces and a multi-colored waterfall. As an added bonus, Chandon Arbors is home to a spacious grooms suite and beautiful bridal suite. It is the ideal venue for any contemporary couple!
Shiny New Features
A waterfront dining experience and event venue, The Yacht Club is located inside the neighborhood of Chandlers Landing in Rockwall, Texas. The fabulous, panoramic views of Lake Ray Hubbard provide a scenic backdrop that will leave a lasting impression on your guests! Their recently renovated clubhouse includes high-end amenities such as a lakeside restaurant, bar lounge, pool, tennis courts and fitness center.
If you thought The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club was grand before, you should see it since its $30M renovation completed in 2020! Whether you’re seeking to host an intimate reception or a lavish affair, The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club is poised to make your wedding dreams a reality. Featuring 24,000 square feet of well-appointed venue space, including stunning ballrooms and a breathtaking outdoor garden terrace, our hotel is a distinguished destination for an unforgettable event in Frisco, Texas.
The incredible Reflections Venue & Gardens facility encompasses over three acres and includes gardens, ponds, waterfalls, a hand-carved gazebo, paved garden walkways, exquisite ballroom spaces with vaulted ceilings, gorgeous crystal chandeliers and newly remodeled bride and groom suites. The various rooms and outdoor spaces can be utilized for pre-function gatherings, ceremonies or lawn games and their glorious, manicured gardens provide an unparalleled atmosphere for your events.
Photo // Gaby Pineda Photography
2020 brought new wood floors for Edison’s as well as some cosmetic updates sure to elevate your wedding experience even further. Located one mile south of downtown Dallas, Edison’s has 12,000 square feet of event space featuring “The Bentley” and “The Gatsby” rooms. Every event has its own uniqueness, complexity, and individuality and at Edison’s, their intent is to protect the integrity of your occasion, allow your guests to experience a truly memorable event and for you to relax and enjoy the moment.
D’Vine Grace Vineyard in McKinney is a Tuscan-style vineyard estate that was created with the purpose of providing the perfect wedding venue for couples in a convenient, accessible location. Their bridal suite has undergone renovation and we can’t wait to see its new look debuted in 2021! With great food and wine, plus four unique event spaces, this luxurious Tuscan estate is a great option for a range of special events.
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Edison's Dallas by Eddie Deen's
D'Vine Grace Vineyard
Reflections Venue & Gardens
The French Farmhouse Venue
River Walk Chapel + Water Works Hall
The Kimpton Pittman Hotel
Lazy S Hacienda
The Yacht Club
HALL Arts Hotel
Other Local Vendors: The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club